Definitions for roadhouseˈroʊdˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
road•houseˈroʊdˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es
a tavern, nightclub, etc., located on a highway, usu. beyond city limits.
Origin of roadhouse:
an inn (usually outside city limits on a main road) providing meals and liquor and dancing and (sometimes) gambling
An inn or similar establishment situated beside a road beyond the jurisdiction of a town or city